The Princess of Mars returns this December as Dynamite Entertainment launches a brand new Dejah Thoris ongoing series from superstar writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Aquaman) and artist Vasco Georgiev (Xena).
Barsoom has always been a dying world, teetering on disaster, but it may be closer to death these days. Dejah Thoris has been many things in life; a wife, a mother, royalty and an adventurer. Now her role as a scientist must take center stage, as she attempts to investigate why her homeworld is freezing. Other skills come into play when it’s discovered that political factions may be hiding the secrets of this global catastrophe. Glittering palace intrigue and visceral adventure abound in this new series, as Dejah joins her fellow Women of Dynamite “trinity” of Vampirella and Red Sonja.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Barsoom stories since I was a kid – without question a fundamental cornerstone of Science Fiction, and an inspiration for so much of the cosmic wonder that we love today,” said writer Dan Abnett. “I jumped at the chance to write a saga in that world. It’s a dynastic epic of intrigue, action and adventure, with Dejah at the heart of it, and we’ve got an amazing art team to bring it to life.”
“The series’ protagonists are strong (mentally and physically), beautiful women and it is very important to me that their unique personalities be reflected in their character designs and actions. Dejah and her friends will be kicking lots of butt and will look great doing it,” added artist Vasco Georgiev. “Designing the Barsoom landscape and architecture is a dream as I also work as an architect. I try to give every city, building, and space a unique and instantly recognizable identity. The charm of Barsoom is that it combines futuristic technology and architecture with medieval design and customs. Imagining how to unify these concepts in every panel is a veritable treat.”
Dejah Thoris #1 will go on sale in December 2019.